Witold Rybczynski, author of Makeshift Metropolis, two presentations in DC, including Monday night
Tomorrow night, Professor and prolific author Witold Rybczynski will be presenting at the National Business Museum, based on his new book, Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities, which covers his learnings and conclusions about city functioning in the period since City Life was published.
-- Review by Mark Milke, "Yes Virginia, cities can be beautiful" from the Calgary Herald
The Dwell interview points out that in the present day city, developers, not planners, are the most significant actors in shaping the city.
I haven't had a chance to pick up and read the book yet, but I intend to before the presentation at Politics & Prose. (Tomorrow night's session conflicts with Ward 4 Walmart community planning issues, so I won't be attending.)